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S.Res. 230 (114th): A resolution designating September 25, 2015, as “National Lobster Day”.

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 5, 2015 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).

Source: GPO



1st Session

S. RES. 230


July 27, 2015

(for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Whitehouse, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Reed, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Blumenthal) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

August 5, 2015

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to


Designating September 25, 2015, as National Lobster Day.

Whereas lobster from the United States is recognized around the world as a prized culinary delicacy;

Whereas lobster fishing has served as an economic engine and a family tradition in the United States for centuries;

Whereas thousands of families in the United States make their livelihoods from lobster fishing and processing;

Whereas more than 120,000,000 pounds of lobster are caught each year in waters of the United States, representing one of the Nation’s most valuable catches;

Whereas the lobster industry is booming abroad, with profits climbing from $335,800,000 in 2009 to $738,600,000 in 2014;

Whereas historical lore notes that lobster likely joined turkey on the table at the very first Thanksgiving Day feast in 1621;

Whereas responsible lobstering practices, beginning in the 1600s, have created one of the world’s most sustainable fisheries;

Whereas Lobster Newburg was featured on the menu at the inaugural dinner celebration for President John F. Kennedy;

Whereas lobsters are one of the most healthy and nutritious sources of protein;

Whereas the peak of the lobstering season in the United States occurs in the late summer;

Whereas lobster has become a culinary icon, with the lobster roll being featured at the 2015 World Food Expo in Milan, Italy; and

Whereas lobster is featured on more and more restaurant menus, growing by 35 percent from 2009 to 2013: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—


designates September 25, 2015, as National Lobster Day; and


encourages the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.